Restoration: a novel of seventeenth-century England

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Viking, 1989 - Fiction - 371 pages
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In seventeenth-century England, the King ensures his mistress's safety by having Robert Merival, son of a glovemaker, marry her, but Merivel falls in love with his wife, is cast out of courtly life, and finds refuge working with the insane at New Bedlam

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The pace is great, the human insight is great. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Philomena McGirr - Goodreads

This was an odd one. The story kept me reading, and I didn't want to put it down. It was original, especially in that I didn't quite know what to expect nor could I predict what would happen next. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrea Zuvich - Goodreads

Tremain's book is written in first-person, which doesn't usually work for me, but I really enjoyed this. The book follows the misadventures of Robert Merivel, who is really immature and even a little ... Read full review

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Winner of the 1999 Whitbread Prize, "Music & Silence" is Rose Tremain's eighth novel. Her previous work includes "The Way I Found Her" and "Sacred Country, " which are available from Washington Square Press. She has won the Prix Femina Etranger and the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year Award and has been short-listed for the Booker Prize.

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